The position of Medical Technologist Generalist will perform the functions of the job with appropriate supervision until it is determined that he or she is able to perform independently and successfully completes the training program within required timeframes. With supervision, the Medical Technologist Generalist utilizes acquired expertise and specialized knowledge in the field of laboratory services to perform the following procedures: specimen accession, specimen preparation, histocompatibility testing, crossmatching, HLA antibody screening and identification, ABO typing and RBC antibody screening and identification, computer data entry and reporting, quality assurance surveys, and special assignments on a rotating basis. Evaluates test results and may participate in the weekend rotation. Responsible for timely compliance with all Network programs and policies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs HLA typing and crossmatching and antibody screening/ identification according to approved procedures, applies relevant theories of HLA typing, selects appropriate screening or crossmatch method, and interprets the results. Identifies appropriate specimens for storage in the freezer at the conclusion of testing.
Performs immunohematology and other serology procedures consistent with accepted protocols.
Performs required computer data entry procedures according to Network and UNOS policies and procedures in order to reduce and normalize test results for the purposes of analysis and interpretation.
Performs specimen accession procedures according to laboratory protocol, establishes and implements policies to reject specimens when criteria of accessibility for testing are not met, and assesses quality of specimens submitted, requesting a new specimen if original is unacceptable.
Prepares specimens and reagents according to approved laboratory protocols and by developing and maintaining quality control procedures, developing and implementing corrective action when necessary.
Reads, understands and complies with Network and Laboratory policies and procedures, N.J. and N.Y. State Dept. of Health, CAP, ASHI, and UNOS regulations and standards.
Participates in twelve hours of approved continuing education activities per year in order to maintain current knowledge and skills in the field. Completes annual task authorization. Prepares for applicable certification.
Participates in the Quality Assurance program; participates in all proficiency testing surveys on a rotating basis.
Maintains equipment and facilities in a clean and orderly manner. Identifies and implements all necessary Network and Laboratory safety precautions, identifying potential hazards and implementing corrective measures.
Education and Experience:
Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Biological Sciences or a related field. Has successfully completed at least one year of professional coursework in a school of Medical Technology approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association or equivalent experience in a clinical laboratory as a Medical Technologist
Must meet the minimum requirements to obtain one of the following certifications prior to completion of training rotation: Licensure as Clinical Laboratory Technologist; or Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS (ASCP), or CHT/CHS (ABHI) Must accept assignment to any shift as determined by the director to be in the best interest of the laboratory’s duty to the patients.
New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network (NJ Sharing Network) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age. sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or disability or any other class protected by Federal, State or Local laws.
Internal Number: 1226
About NJ Sharing Network
Who We Are
NJ Sharing Network is the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents are currently awaiting transplantation. We are also part of the national recovery system, which is in place for the 115,000 people on the national waiting list.
We operate 24/7/365 with a team of over 150 highly trained and dedicated members on staff. Our Governing and Foundation Boards are made up of a diverse group of individuals from both public and private sectors, across a variety of disciplines, and many of whom have been touched by donation including donor families and recipients. They bring great experience and insight to the important and life-saving work that we do.
NJ Sharing Network was formed in June 1987 when three New Jersey organ procurement organizations merged.
Later that year, legislation passed by both state and federal governments, known as Required Request/Assured Option, began requiring hospitals to present the option of donation to family members of potential donors.
Since then, NJ Sharing Network and our Foundation have s...et out to educate the general public about how transplantation can save lives with the goal of increasing the number of organ donors.
What We Do
By working closely with hospitals and transplant centers, and increasing awareness with education tools and the media, the number of organs recovered in New Jersey for transplant has quadrupled since NJ Sharing Network was founded. Through supporting our hospital partners, medical examiners and funeral directors in the identification, referral and care of potential organ and tissue donors, we realize our mutual goal of saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation.
Our fully accredited “state of the art” transplant laboratory performs histocompatibility testing of organ donors and recipients. The laboratory also plays a critical role in the pre and post-transplant evaluation, and successful transplantation of highly sensitized individuals who would be difficult to treat under general conditions.
The Family Services Division provides care during and after a donor family's experience. Family Services also addresses unique issues related to seeking consent for organ and tissue donation.
NJ Sharing Network's goal is to educate New Jersey residents about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation, so they can discuss donation with their families and make the personal decision to register as a donor.
In addition, we work closely with state lawmakers to pass legislation, such as the landmark 2008 Hero Act which mandates donation education in public high school curriculums, for public institutes of higher learning and as a condition for graduation for professional nursing and medical school programs.
Volunteers are at the heart of our community outreach. Our volunteers help educate the public about organ donation and transplantation by participating in programs including Donate Life Regional Groups, faith-based outreach, hospital and corporate events, high school education and the wrapped in love program. To ensure our volunteers are knowledgeable and comfortable with their role as our advocates, monthly volunteer certification trainings and specialty programs are available.
Best Place to Work in New Jersey
We're honored to be selected by NJBIZ as one of the top 25 Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the third consecutive year! We thank our NJ Sharing Network staff, whose dedication and compassion make our organization such a special place, and our community of supporters for making our life-saving mission possible.